Project Associate – Urban Design/Planning/Visualization

Full Time

We are seeking an entry- to mid-level urban design and planning Project Associate to join our diverse team of professionals in our Denver office. This position may be remote, but local to Denver is preferred. 


  • Collaborative Teamwork: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs, visualizations and plans for communities of all sizes across the U.S., as well as higher education institutions, campuses, and development projects for both public and private sector clients. The Denver-based staff includes 20 professional staff with expertise in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, graphic design, and visualizations. Our multi-disciplinary approach to projects results in implementable plans and designs that advance equity, resiliency, and other aspects of great communities.
  • Project Work: You will help produce site plans, 3D models and renderings, planning documents, and presentations for our current projects. You will also support a team of planners, designers, and Project Managers in various aspects of project design and implementation, including meeting facilitation, research, writing, development of materials, meeting support, content analysis, administration and client interaction. Project types include public realm design of parks, plazas and streetscapes; site and campus master plans; station area master plans and transit-oriented development; downtown and neighborhood plans; and comprehensive plans– all integrating community engagement and public participation, including the use of online tools.

This is a full-time, hourly position. MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for community engagement, site evaluations, or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance, and excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.



To accomplish these responsibilities, you will be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. Innovation and creativity are highly encouraged. In addition, you are expected to have some combination of the following qualifications as an entry-level candidate: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a design-related discipline, planning, geography or a related field. (A Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Ability to produce high-quality graphic products, including but not limited to 3D visualizations; photo simulations; maps; infographics; and display boards.
  • Ability to participate collaboratively in small and large group discussions.
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication.
  • You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Software proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in GIS, Revit, Rhino, 3DSMax, Lumion and/or AutoCAD are desirable.
  • Ability to produce well-written and organized meeting and research summaries; documents; and reports is a plus.

In addition to the above, mid-level candidates should also have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant consulting experience in planning, urban design, or a closely related field. 
  • Ability to speak easily and clearly in front of groups and can facilitate small and large group discussions.